CFL set to extend media rights deal with ESPN
“I’m always mindful of what’s going on in the world around me,? CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said of the spring football upstarts. “But it’s more important to us that we execute our plan.?
Financial terms for the multiyear deal were not disclosed though Ambrosie said the new deal represented “an improvement in economics for us reflective of last season’s ratings.?
ESPN2 coverage of CFL games averaged 163,000 viewers last season, a 19 percent increase from the previous year.